While most of Maria’s high school classmates dreaded accounting class, Maria found herself looking forward to it. The concepts made sense to her, and she was intrigued by their real-world applications. Upon enrolling at UW-La Crosse, she quickly declared accounting her major.
As a senior accountant at JAK, Maria enjoys using her knowledge to help business owners understand how accounting and tax changes could impact their businesses. Even in the throes of a hectic tax season, Maria has a smile on her face.
Maria grew up in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, and moved to Minneapolis after graduating from college in 2019. She and her adorable rescue pup, Milo, love exploring the city’s many dog parks and dog-friendly breweries and restaurants. Whenever she can, Maria leaves town to visit her numerous family members and friends, who are scattered across the country. A hike in a nearby national park is always on her travel itinerary.
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting (minor in Spanish), University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2019
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA), 2020
- Member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA)